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: News Briefing

: Farming Today

Farming, food and countryside news. market trends, weather

: Prayer for the Day



Unknown: Gordon Bates

: Today

Presented by John Humphrys and Jenni Murray
6.30,7.30,8.30 News Summary
6.45* Business News With PETER DAY
7.0,8.0 Today's News
7.25*, 8.25* Sport
7.45* Thoughtfor the Day
8.35* Yesterday in Parliament


Presented By: John Humphrys
Presented By: Jenni Murray
Read By: Peter Donaldson

: News

: Solomon Grundy

Born on a Monday
Christened on Tuesday
Married on Wednesday
Took ill on Thursday
Worse on Friday....

In the fifth of six programmes reflecting aspects of life from cradle to grave in the mill-towns of north-east Lancashire. Phil Smith listens to experiences of growing old.

BBC Manchester (R)
Cassettes. £12.00 incl p&p. from:
Solomon Grundy, [address removed]


Presenter: Phil Smith
Producer: Gillian Hush

: For Schools

9.5 Preview
9.8 Together: An Assembly for Schools The School Journey (1) by PEGGY HEWITT (e)
9.30 Secondary English (11-14) The Poet Speaks: George Baker Stereo (e)
9.55 First Steps in Drama Ottawa! A North American Indian Adventure
1: Hunting the Buffalo by JANET YOUNG Storyteller ALAN PARNABY Stereo (R) (e)
10.15 Something to Think About The Magic Fish (R) (e)
10.25 Country Dancing Stage 2 Introduced by JOHN TETHER (14) (R) (e)


Unknown: Peggy Hewitt
Unknown: George Baker
Unknown: Janet Young
Unknown: Storyteller Alan Parnaby
Introduced By: John Tether

: The Radio Programme

Presented by Laurie Taylor including the announcement of the overall winner in the Write a Commercial' competition
Under Review: Aspects of Egypt (Radio 3) and 20th-century Sex (Radio 4) Producer JENNY DANKS
(Re-broadcast next Sunday)
Write to The Radio gramme,
BBC. London W1A 4WW


Presented By: Laurie Taylor
Producer: Jenny Danks

: Rebels

A series of six programmes 2: Countess Constance Markievicz , Irish nationalist and revolutionary. Born Constance Gore Booth in 1868 she had a conventional and privileged Victorian childhood. She took an active part in the Easter Rising, was condemned to death but was released in a general amnesty in 1917. and became the first woman to be directly elected to the British
Parliament in 1918. She served several prison terms and died in the public ward of a hospital among the poor of Dublin. Presented by Hugh Sykes Researcher MIKE WOOLF


Unknown: Countess Constance Markievicz
Presented By: Hugh Sykes
Presented By: Mike Woolf
Producer: Gaynor Shutte

: Morning Story

An Inspector Falls written and read by Owen Kelly Producer CHRIS SPURR BBC Northern Ireland


Read By: Owen Kelly

: An Act of Worship

reflecting the issues of the day. Introduced from Broadcasting House, London. Stereo

: For Schools

ll.ONoticeboard NICK BAKER with news of School Radio's secondary programmes (e)
11.5 In the News A weekly look at what's new, what's in the news and what the news is all about Presented by FRANK PARTRIDGE (e) Letters and tapes should be sent to: In the News, BBC School Radio, London W1A 4WW Message machine [number removed]
11.30 Wavelength May the E Force be with you A programme made by E Force trainees in Newcastle upon Tyne Presented by TERRY CHRISTIAN Producer MARYA BURGESS Stereo (e)


Unknown: Nick Baker
Presented By: Frank Partridge
Presented By: Terry Christian
Producer: Marya Burgess

: Analysis

(Broadcastyesterday at 8.15 pm)

: Obsessions

A close encounter with a tarantula would fill even the most stout-hearted with terror, but it is not so for David Phipps. As the founder of the Tarantula Fellowship, he has a strange affection for them. and feels impelled to improve the public image of these hairy arachnids. The star of his collection is Trudy, a hairy Mexican Red
Knee with a five-and-a-half inch leg span.
Marjorie Lofthouse reluctantly meets her and David Phipps at their home in Essex.
Producer JOCK GALLAGHER BBC Pebble Mill


Unknown: David Phipps.
Unknown: Marjorie Lofthouse
Unknown: David Phipps

: You and Yours

Presented by John Howard For details of this week 's programmes, write for Fact Sheet No 20 to: [address removed] Please enclose sae


Presented By: John Howard

: Frank Muir Goes Into ...

Heaven goes byfavour, if it went by merit, you would stay out and your dog would go in. (MARK TWAIN)
Frank Muir and Alfred Marks skip through the comic literature of the subject, making notes in the margin ofjokes, quotes, newspaper clippings and recorded humour from
Compiled and written by SIMON BRETT Producer RICHARD EDIS


Unknown: Frank Muir
Unknown: Alfred Marks
Unknown: Bill Cosby.
Unknown: Alan Bennett
Unknown: Marty Feldman
Unknown: Tim Brooke Taylor
Unknown: Peter Cook
Unknown: Dudley Moore
Written By: Simon Brett
Producer: Richard Edis

: The World at One: News

Presented by Sir Robin Day with news and topics in and behind the headlines

: The Archers

: For Schools

1.55 Listening Corner Today's story: Tommy's Tuba by BEN BUTTERWORTH. Stereo
2.5 The Song Tree The Instant Music Grow-bag (4) Presented by HILARY JAMES and SIMON MAYOR With PYEWACKETT Written by BARRY GIBSON Stereo (e)
2.20 Living Language The Wanderer (3) A retelling of the Odyssey by LEON GARFIELD with NICKY HENSON as Odysseus Stereo (R) (e)
2.40 Make Up Your Mind on topical issues This week: God and the Big Bang Theory Can we believe in both? Presented by MARGARET PERCY Stereo (e) Your views would like to be heard. To take part in the poll, write for the broadcast notes, sending sae to: [address removed]


Unknown: Ben Butterworth.
Presented By: Hilary James
Written By: Barry Gibson
Unknown: Leon Garfield
Unknown: Nicky Henson
Presented By: Margaret Percy

: Woman's Hour

Introduced by Sue MacGregor For the Living and the Dead: the graveyard of St Mary
Magdalene offers an oasis of quiet between two major trunk roads in east London. While some tend family graves, youngsters follow the nature trail or visit the interpretative centre for living lessons in biology, history and archaeology. Dilly Barlow visits this ancient churchyard with its face set firmly to the future.
Serial: With O'Leary in the Grave by KEVIN FITZGERALD abridged in 11 parts by PAT MCLOUGHLIN
Read by Joseph O'Conor (11)
(Music: Rimsky-Korsakov's Quintet)


Introduced By: Sue MacGregor
Unknown: Dilly Barlow
Unknown: Kevin Fitzgerald
Unknown: Pat McLoughlin
Read By: Joseph O'Conor

: The Afternoon Play

Care of Mr and Mrs Eldridge by DAVID MARSHALL
Two teenage runaways are adrift in London. They are
'adopted' by a pair of middle-aged refugees, the Eldridges. But the peculiar Mr Eldridge has a terrible price to pay....
MARY NASH (piano)
Directed by RICHARD WORTLEY. Stereo


Unknown: Mrs Eldridge
Unknown: David Marshall
Unknown: Mr Eldridge
Directed By: Richard Wortley.
Kevin: Stephen Garlick
Tina: Catherine Clarke
Mrs Baum: Diana Olsson
Mr Eldridge: Geoffrey Matthews
Mrs Eldridge: Jane Wenham

: News

: Bookshelf

Susan Hill presents Radio 4's good books programme.
This week: a biography of Compton Mackenzie and Bel Mooney discusses a reissue of E. H. Young's classic stories of West Country provincial life. Producer ANDREW parfitt (Re-broadcast next Sunday)

: Kaleidoscope

(Revised broadcast of yesterday programme at 9. 45pm)

: PM

Presented by Susannah Simons and Gordon Clough continued on VHFIFM 5.50-5.55


Presented By: Susannah Simons
Presented By: Gordon Clough

: The Six O'Clock News

Half an hour of reports from the BBC correspondents around the world including Financial Report


Unknown: David Symonds

: Brain of Britain 1987


: News

: The Archers

(Re-broadcast tomorrow at 1.40pm)

: Any Answers?

A chance to air your views on some of the subjects raised in last week's Any Questions?
Introduced by John Timpson Producer CAROLE STONE BBC Bristol
Send your letters to: Any Answers? BBC, Bristol BS82LR


Introduced By: John Timpson
Producer: Carole Stone

: Pillars of Society

How much power and influence is vested in Britain's leading institutions? Are they changing to meet the challenge of the late 80s? This second series takes a critical look at six more pillars of society.
5: The Freemasons
What lies behind the closed doors of a Freemasons' lodge? Is Freemasonry merely a charitable institution with high ideals? Or is its power far-reaching, undermining other bastions of society? David Lomax investigates. Producer MARGARET HILL
(Re-broadcast next Wednesday)


Unknown: David Lomax

: In the Psychiatrist's Chair

In the last encounter of this series Greville Wynne , the former British spy, talks to Dr Anthony Clare about the major influences on his life of deception.


Unknown: Greville Wynne
Unknown: Dr Anthony Clare
Producer: Michael Ember

: Does He Take Sugar?

A magazine of special interest to disabled listeners and their families
Presented by Kati Whitaker Producer MARLENE PEASE
Correspondence and enquiries to: Does He Take Sugar?
BBC. London W1A 4WW Phone [number removed]
Lines open from 10.0 am to 5.Opm Monday to Friday


Presented By: Kati Whitaker
Producer: Marlene Pease

: Glyn Worsnip

: Kaleidoscope

Presented by Paul Allen
Producer EDWINA WOLSTENCROFT (Re-broadcast tomorrow at 4.30pm)


Presented By: Paul Allen
Producer: Edwina Wolstencroft

: A Book at Bedtime

A Cure for Serpents (9)

: The World Tonight

Presented by Richard Kershaw


Presented By: Richard Kershaw

: Open University

11.30 Graphs and Equations
11.50 Arts Review: Asa Briggs - Allies and Enemies
12.10 am Music Interlude


Unknown: Asa Briggs

: News

followed by an interlude

: Schools Night-time Broadcasting

Secondary Science
12.30 The Mole Concept
Presented by Fred Harris
(R) (e) (computer synchronised radio)

and at 12.50 Uniformly Accelerated Motion
Presented by Nigel Graham
(R) (e) (computer synchronised radio)


Presenter: Fred Harris
Presenter: Nigel Graham

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This site contains the BBC listings information which the BBC printed in Radio Times between 1923 and 2009. You can search the site for BBC programmes, people, dates and Radio Times editions.

We hope it helps you find information about that long forgotten BBC programme, research a particular person or browse your own involvement with the BBC.

Through the listings, you will also be able to use the Genome search function to find thousands of radio and TV programmes that are already available to view or listen to on the BBC website.

There are more than 5 million programme listings in Genome. This is a historical record of the planned output and the BBC services of any given time. It should be viewed in this context and with the understanding that it reflects the attitudes and standards of its time - not those of today.

To read scans of the Radio Times magazines from the 1920s, 30s, 40s and 50s, you can navigate by issue.

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Genome is a digitised version of the Radio Times from 1923 to 2009 and is made available for internal research purposes only. You will need to obtain the relevant third party permissions for any use, including use in programmes, online etc.

This internal version of Genome, which includes all the magazine covers, images and articles as well as the programme listings from the Radio Times, is different to the version of BBC Genome that is available externally/to the public. It is only available inside the BBC network.

Your use of this version of Genome is covered by the BBC Acceptable Use of Information Systems Policy and these terms.

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